By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Maybe back to square one

Royal Main Street project may require engineering


January 18, 2024

The process of getting Royal’s Main Street repaved has hit another bump in the road.

During discussion in December, council members indicated interest in having the city take on the project. It was hoped that excessive costs for engineering and upgrades to intersections, sidewalk approaches and street lighting could be avoided.

Mayor Josh Toft reported at the Jan. 10 council meeting that he was told by an engineer that any municipal project costing over $100,000 must be engineered and open to public bid.

“I guess maybe we’re back to square one,” Toft acknowledged.

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